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Ionia Prison Escape: The Case Against Improper Inmate Classifications, Massive Perimeter Budget Cuts

Deja vu, repeat or recycle. Words to describe similarly in a series of events. Preventable actions which led 20 years later to the escape of convicted serial murderer Michael David Elliot from Ionia Correctional Facility on February 2, 2014."

Prisoner Elliot was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole by a Gladwin County, Michigan Courthouse twenty years ago, of the murders of four former state residents: Michael E. Tufnell, 33 and Vicki Sue Currie, 39, and visitors Bruce S. Tufnell, 32, and Kathy Lou Lane, 38.

Ensuring no evidence was left at the scene, Elliot along with convicted murdering accomplice Charles L. Treece torched house the four victims lay dead.

According to the court transcripts, Inmate Elliot “shot everyone in the back of the head" recounted witness Tammy LaCross, age 16, at the time the crimes.

Elliot failed to spare a bullet for his then girlfriend Kathy Lane or the other three victims: Tufnel, Currie or Squires Tuffnell, Jr.

“They found that there were victims in the house,” said Gladwin County Sheriff Mike Shea, a Deputy at the time of Elliot's murder rampage rocking the tranquil community of Bently Township. “We thought a structure fire with people inside that hadn’t woken up, and then it went on from that into a homicide.”

The Michigan Department of Corrections Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS) classifies Prisoner Michael Elliot, #236879 as a Security Classification- Level-2 (II) offender. The Level-2 security level that is normally reserved for convicted felons with little if any, risk of escape or past history crimes of violence.

Offenders are classified by a combination of factors consistent with: crime(s) inmates are convicted of, rules violations or crimes committed while in MDOC Custody and psychological behavior profile detailing tendencies or mental illnesses that could lead to acts of violence in Michigan Prisons.

Elliot was convicted of by a selected jury of his peers in 1994 of four counts of Murder in the First Degree (MCL-750.316), one count of Robbery Armed (MCL-750.529), Burning Dwellings of a House (MCL-750.72) Possession Of Firearm During Committing Of Felony (MCL-750.227B) and an inactive conviction of Breaking and an inactive conviction of Entering - Entry Without Breaking With Intent (MCL-750.111).

The nature of violence associated with Elliot's crimes, likely would result in Security classification level after assessment at Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center in Jackson as Level 4 or 5 (IIII or V) "Closed" penal facility inmate.

According to OTIS, Inmate Elliot has spent a majority of his sentence at Ionia's Correctional Facility (ICF).

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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Wed Feb 19, 2014, 06:26 PM (0 replies)

Inspired by Moral Monday's - North Carolina -- We Would Like To....

Interview a Spokesperson or Participant(s) from the Peaceful and Civil Protests on our podcast. A bit about us.

Independent Underground Radio LIVE is a Progressive Talk Podcast aired out of S.E. Michigan covering State and National Politics. We have aired the program since October 2010 and have interviewed over 300 Community Leaders, Activists, Politicians, a former Candidate for President, Economic and Financial Experts, plus more. Our show Mission is the following:

Independent Underground provides the BEST NEWS & TALK covering Politics & Breaking News from a "SANITY" BASED INDEPENDENT LEFT PERSPECTIVE. Leaving "battles of extremes" of the politically FAR Right & Left, elsewhere!

So, we watched information about the Moral Monday Peaceful Protest on 2/10/2014 and was impressed and disappointed. Allow me to briefly explain:

Impressed by North Carolina Residents of different backgrounds, income levels, ethic makeups, Men/Women, straight, gay and more -- coming together to stand against the oppressive policy stances of the top 5%.

Disappointed by the lack of coverage in National Media -- which is not a surprise in itself since our National Media is owned lock, stock and barrel by the Corporations affiliated with the Top 5%.

Either way, what was done on Monday in North Carolina needs to spread like wildfire across this nation, ASAP. This is a battle of Class and Top 5%ers (not all of them -- but enough of the crew to be WORRIED as heck) are engaging in a divide and conquer strategy with the 95%. In our humble opinion, Moral Monday's - North Carolina is NEEDED and NECESSARY GAME CHANGER.

Feel free to shoot a PM if interested. Thanks!

Posted by LovingA2andMI | Tue Feb 11, 2014, 03:08 AM (2 replies)
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